Category - Engineering & Architecture

Engineering and architecture related posts: Man made structures, buildings, transportation and more

10 Amazing Bell Towers From Around The World

I previously wrote on the most famous Clock Towers in the world, so it only make sense to write on Bell Towers as well. Some of those bell towers (or campaniles or belfries) are cathedral bell towers, and some are standalone towers. What they all have in common? They are all tall, old, and definitely worth the long climb, or elevator ride up to...

10 Most Amazing Medieval Cathedrals In Europe

After composing the lists of the most famous churches in the world, the tallest churches and the most unique churches, it’s time to list the 10 most famous, beautiful and altogether celebrated medieval cathedrals in Europe. These cathedral have are built in the Gothic architecture style. I already wrote on some of those cathedrals in...

10 Outdated Gadgets No One Uses Anymore

Jerry: Dad, it’s got lots of other functions. Morty: Don’t worry. I’ll get to the other functions.. (Seinfeld, The Wizard) Technology is moving faster and faster, and consumers are having a hard time keeping up. The phone you bought just last year knowing it’s the best in the market, looks today like old news with poor...

10 Most Famous Engineering Disasters

After writing the 10 most amazing engineering achievements list, it’s time for the less pleasant list of engineering disasters. We all make mistakes, and engineers aren’t an exception. But engineering mistakes can cause unforgettable disasters that will forever echo in the minds of those who witnessed them, and their causes will be...

10 Most Amazing Engineering Achievements

Mankind has achieved remarkable engineering accomplishments that can be seen all around the world. We gathered together a diverse list of 10 such achievements, from incredible technology achievements, to incredible man-made structures, from recent history to accomplishments thousands of years old, that show that when people work together to...

10 Most Beautiful Parliament Buildings

1. The Hungarian Parliament, Budapest – The Hungarian Parliament is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. It resides on the bank of the Danube river, and is one of Budapest’s most famous landmarks. Construction began in 1885 and ended in 1904, and today the building is still the largest in Hungary and tallest in Budapest. It is...

10 Tallest Church Buildings In The World

I wrote on the most famous churches and most unique churches from around the world, and it’s time to list the tallest churches in history. Not surprising, the 10 tallest church buildings in the world are almost exclusively from Europe: 9 out of the 10 are European, and the other is from Africa. Another interesting fact is that out of the 10...

10 Most Beautiful Stone Bridges In The World

We already composed many lists dedicated to bridges: the tallest bridges (and highest), longest bridges, scariest, movable bridges or most famous bridges. It’s about time to dedicate a post solely to stone bridges. These bridges are all centuries old and stood the test of time. We chose the 10 we think are most beautiful and impressive, but...

10 Staircases Worth The Climb

The following is a list of staircases and stairways. Some contains hundreds of steps, even thousands. Some are built out in the wild, and some in cities. But all those stairways have one very noticeable in common – they are all most definitely worth the climb up! 1. The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy – The Spanish steps are a set of 135...

10 Best Observatories In The World

1. Mauna Kea Observatory (MKO), Hawaii, United States – Located on Hawaii’s Big Island, on the summit of Mauna Kea mountain, the MKO is the world’s largest array of optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomical equipment. The Mauna Kea Observatory houses more telescopes than any other single mountain peak observatory in the world...

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